Emergency Management


The Polk County Emergency Management Office seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.


Our Mission is to help protect communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disaster.

Initial Damage Assessment Procedure

After a disaster, initial damage assessment forms are used to serve as a tool to be utilized by local officials and others in conducting local damage assessments of publicly owned property. View more information.

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP)

Public Input is wanted as Polk County Updates the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The plan assesses the natural hazards that pose risk to the county, such as tornadoes, straight line winds, ice storms, blizzards, wildfire, flooding, and extreme temperatures and identifies ways to minimize the damage of the future events. Read the News Release for more information. 

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